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The Best Place to Buy Art Online
Art is one of humanity’s greatest inventions. It can even be argued that the humanity is defined by the fact that we create art.
Alongside the use of language, art is what separates us from the animals. Art reflects who we are, with each piece revealing something about the artist who created it and the society that shaped the artist. It can also be a powerful self-expression tool for collectors.
Knowing the best place to buy original art online can ease the process of beautifying your home or business with original works of art. When looking to buy original art for your space, one of the first things to consider is medium.
The term medium is used to talk about the materials used to create an art piece. At first, art was created using mediums like natural pigments and stone, but over thousands of years, humans have found a wide range of mediums to work with. The vast variety of medium can be grouped into categories like paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures.
Art painting is probably the most familiar art medium. When people are asked to picture an artist they most often find themselves gravitating toward an image of a painter. At first, it’s easy to think that all paintings are made with the same basic materials, but you can divide paintings into several different sub mediums based on the type of paint used. There are oil paintings, acrylic paintings, aerosol paintings, pastel paintings, and watercolour paintings. No medium is superior to the others, each creates a different look and feel and that’s why artists put a lot of effort into picking the perfect paint to create each painting they make.
Art Drawing might be the first form of art that was created. It’s the art of making two-dimensional marks on a surface. Children instinctively start to make drawings if you put a marker in their hands. It’s something that seems to come naturally to us as humans. If it weren’t for our penchant for drawing, we wouldn’t have created the written word. So it could be said that the inclination to draw is responsible for the explosion of knowledge that happened after books allowed us to pass knowledge down to future generations with a new level of accuracy. As with painting, you can further divide the drawn medium into pen & ink drawings, charcoal drawings, graphite drawings and pencil drawings
For most of human history, art pieces had to be created one at a time. This ensured that only the wealthiest individuals could own beautiful works of art created by top artists. But then the art print was invented. An art print is one piece in a series of copies made of a piece. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the print was created using a quick and easy process, creating an art print in the days before computers was a very involved process that takes more time than some forms of drawing and painting required. Prints today are especially popular because they can be representations of any two-dimensional art, from photographs to paintings and even digitally created images that are given physical form.
So far we have focused on two-dimensional art forms, but many of the earliest surviving pieces of art are three dimensional. Sculptures are created when artists manipulate three-dimensional materials to create an object of artistic beauty. Sculptures can be made from just about any material, but the most popular mediums are probably clay, plaster, stone, wood, and metal. They make great decorations because they occupy three-dimensional space, allowing for a deeper connection with the room they are placed in.